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Biosecurity Surveillance: Quantitative Approaches by Frith Jarrad, Samantha Low-Choy, Kerrie Mengersen

By Frith Jarrad, Samantha Low-Choy, Kerrie Mengersen

Biosecurity Surveillance offers the root and ideas at the back of surveillance layout, with examples of equipment and instruments created to house surveillance challenges.

It contains aiding case experiences and present instructions in examine, it covers evidence-based ways to surveillance, information, detectability, unmarried and multi-species detection, threat evaluation, diagnostics, data-basing, modeling of invasion and unfold, optimization, and destiny weather demanding situations

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It is hoped that the summary provided in this chapter, along with the statistical issues and methods described in other chapters of this book, motivates further consideration and uptake of these approaches, as appropriate. In this chapter we have reviewed the various definitions and characteristics of biosecurity surveillance and its place in the broader picture of plant and animal biosecurity. It is evident that while the general intent of biosecurity surveillance is consistent, there are differences among international, national and regional organizations with respect to the particular definitions of biosecurity surveillance and the corresponding activities undertaken under its auspices.

Most of them are focused on the evaluation of risk, that is, the synthesis of the probabilities and consequences of pest entry, establishment and spread. Effective analysis of surveillance data requires careful attention to the development of appropriate statistical models at both the design and the analysis stages of the surveillance activity. At the design stage, a geographic model can describe the spatial and temporal scales and units required for decision making, data collection and ecological modelling, as well as the potential area of pest risk, the hosts and pathways of the pest, and other key considerations.

Org). The IUCN provided expert analysis and advice for marine invasive species biosecurity plans in a cooperative agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) (Waugh, 2009) and has worked with other governments in many instances. 3 Additional drivers and objectives Outbreaks of plant and animal pests occur for a variety of reasons. In the case of animal biosecurity, some of these include humanassisted movement of pests and pathogens, range extension of vectors and new vectors (Waage and Mumford, 2008), whether intentional or by accident.

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